"The Boxer"  

                                         -Simon & Garfunkel-

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        ....I am just a poor boy and my storyís seldom told
       Iíve squandered my resistance for a pocketful of mumbles, such are promises
                    All lies and jest, still the man hears what he wants to hear
                                  And disregards the rest, hmmmm

             When I left my home and my family, I was no more than a boy
                              In the company of strangers
                   In the quiet of the railway station, runniní scared
            Laying low, seeking out the poorer quarters, where the ragged people go
                          Looking for the places only they would know

                                                      Li la li...

           Asking only workmanís wages, I come lookiní for a job, but I get no offers
                        Just a comeon from the whores on 7th avenue
                  I do declare, there were times when I was so lonesome
                                     I took some comfort there

                   Now the years are rolling by me, they are rockiní even me
           I am older than I once was, and younger than Iíll be, thatís not unusual
        No it isnít strange, after changes upon changes, we are more or less the same
                         After changes we are more or less the same

                                                     Li la li...

                And Iím laying out my winter clothes, wishing I was gone, goiní home
           Where the new york city winters arenít bleediní me, leadiní me to go home

                 In the clearing stands a boxer, and a fighter by his trade
          And he carries the reminders of every glove that laid him down or cut him
                         ítil he cried out in his anger and his shame
                   I am leaving, I am leaving, but the fighter still remains
                                           Yes he still remains